Things To Do In London – How we came about?

We originally owned a petting zoo in Clacton between 2009 and 2015. The ‘Things to do in’ idea came about when I asked all customers who attended how they heard about it as we wanted to know which form of advertising was working the best. I found that customers had seen the board outside, previously attended the zoo, were local residents or the zoo had been recommended to customers. Over the years, the majority of customers said they had found it on the internet.

The Zoo monitored this feedback for three years! During this time we tried local radio adverts and maps around the town but neither of these options seemed to work.

At the beginning of 2014 we started asking all customers who said they have found the zoo via the internet if they could remember their search terms and to our surprise, around 90% of customers would say they typed in ‘things to do in Clacton’. We decided to investigate. When I did this for myself, I found that we were on Google and TripAdvisor under the categories of days out or children’s activities.

There wasn’t a ‘things to do in Clacton’ website so I thought it was a fantastic idea and we decided to buy the domain which then led to branching out to multiple locations across the UK. Such as ‘Things To Do In London’

The original idea was to start out as an attraction based business however due to rapid success, Things to do in has evolved into an online business advertising directory with the main reason being they had over one hundred and thirty page one Google search terms just in Clacton alone!

Things to do in want to offer customers a one stop shop for online advertising at a very affordable rate as well as a link to their website, a purpose built microsite including a Google map and regular updates of businesses on Things to do in social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter.

Apart from having thousands of businesses on Things to do in, we also have thousands of unique visitors per week to the sites. My whole team believe it’s a win win situation!

What’s on in London

What’s on in London

What’s on in London What’s on in London is a page that will give you some information about London and also about our website and how it ties in with London. There is just too much to do in London, let’s face it, the city is absolutely booming with things to do. Never ending shops,  Continue Reading »

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Things To Do In London

London is awash with enough things to see and do to keep visitors entertained for a lifetime! In fact, when you visit London, your biggest dilemma will be what to do now, and what to leave until your next visit! Below are some highlights that we think make London great. If you are looking for a specific thing to do in London then just jump straight into the category of your choice! You can also find services here such as plumbers or electricians just head on over to the 'Services' category here on Things To Do In London.

About London

London is a culture capital, steeped in history, and blessed with beautiful architecture and plenty of green spaces. The River Thames runs through its heart, adding to the spacious feel of the city, and of course its appeal to visitors. Access to the capital city is easy however you choose to travel, private jet, helicopter, planes, train, or automobile. We shouldn’t leave out the iconic forms of transport either – the London bus, the Hackney cab, and the Tube!

Seriously amazing for shopping

There isn’t a road name in London that doesn’t make you think of going on a shopping spree. Famous high-end department stores, independent boutiques, magnificent markets and pop-up shops all combine to deliver a superior retail experience, whatever your budget and whatever you like to buy! Head over to our 'Shops' category - Click here

Second to none for eating and drinking

If all the shopping has left you a little weary, you can find a place perfect for a pick-me-up at every turn. There are wine bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs and pop up eateries galore in the city, serving up every cuisine imaginable! There is of course a cracking night life and entertainment scene in the city where you can watch acts from all over the world perform on stage, including some of London’s very own 5-star acts. Find some lovely places to get some food here - Click here

Perfect for park life

For a bit of R&R in London, we can’t recommend the parks enough – they are a day out in London in themselves. There are huge sweeping spaces of green landscape, some with lakes, one with a zoo, and plenty with a waterway running through, or places to swim – you really will wonder where the city has gone when you visit! The larger parks also have an amazing events calendar where you can watch live music, enjoy comedy festivals, and listen to poets and performers.

Renowned for River Thames fun

Whether you want to enjoy the scenic views of the city on a boat trip, or enjoy the scenic views of the river from the shore, The Thames is a London Attraction not to be missed during a visit. There are boat parties galore, floating restaurants, and Thames tours available too – or you can choose to travel by river taxi instead of the tube to take in the fresh air and views!

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